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Old December 17, 2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Powder of choice for AR

What is your favorite powder for reloading for your AR ? What bullets are you loading ?
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Old December 17, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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A ton of posts online about this topic. Varget,H335,Ramshot TAC,CFE 223. For my 68 BTHP I use Varget and for my 55gr FMJ I use H335.
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Old December 17, 2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thank you, I am using H335 and haven't used anything else. I am kind of curious as to what else is out there that may be better than H335. I bought 1 lb of varget but haven't opened it yet
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Old December 17, 2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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with Varget you would want a heavier bullet to maximize that powder. Others should post on this too but I would not use any of that Varget until I got a 62+gr bullet to try

I am going to do some more testing for accuracy soon with my AR. Up until now I really just worked up plinking loads and have only tried 3 different bullets. 60 gr Vmax, 68 BTHP, and the 55 FMJ dogtown bullets from MidWayUSA.
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Old December 17, 2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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My preferred powder is 748.

I also use or have used: both H & IMR 4895, Blc2 and varget.
Most of my loadings are 50 and 55 grain but also include 62s and from time to time 75s.

There are many quality powders, I just haven't gotten to them. But then again, I am happy with 748.

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Old December 17, 2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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We use Varget for 69 and 77 grain bullets; competition use.
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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Old December 17, 2012, 10:27 PM   #8
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I've never loaded anything but 55gr bullets using Varget since 2002. I don't know where the bad reputation for that comes from, unless those folks have barrels with a twist faster than 1:9 or slower than 1:12.
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Old December 18, 2012, 03:51 AM   #9
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I'm not patient enough to worry about extracting another inch of accuracy by testing all my powder loads and bullet weights. I go to the range for fun and plinking, so I get bulk pulled bullets (or used to, supply dried up) and use an economical powder that is listed in my manual.
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Old December 18, 2012, 04:51 AM   #10
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H335 has given me the most accurate loads so far for 55 and 62 gr FMJ, 60 gr SP, 62 gr TSX and 68-69 gr BTHP. Varget was better with the 75-77 gr BTHP and both were equally good with 65 gr SGK SP. BLC2 is just slightly less accurate, say 1 1/4" when H335 would do 1". From a 20" 1/7 twist FN bbl.
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Old December 18, 2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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AR 5.56 Powder

AA2520 and a Sierra 69 BTHP. Superb in a 1:8 heavy bbl.
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